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Pastor Lukus Counterman

Pastor Lukus Counterman

Role: Lead for Preaching and Vision

God has uniquely gifted Lukus to articulate and proclaim God's word in our ministry context. Most recently, he pastored Wichita Falls Baptist Church in Wichita Falls, Texas. Having completed his doctoral work in expository preaching from Dallas Theological Seminary, he brings fourteen years of preaching, teaching, and pastoral ministry experience with him to Salt Lake City. While providing leadership through preaching, teaching, and ministerial team development, he also serves as an industrial chaplain at Hill Air Force Base in Layton, Utah. Lukus has been a reserve chaplain in the U.S. Air Force for almost six years.

John - That You May Believe
Sun, May 13, 2018
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1 hr 2 mins 16 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - Imagine a beloved family member looking at you and saying, "Trust me, it would be better for you if I go away forever." How would you feel? Confused? Abandoned? Rejected? Afraid? All these feelings and more the disciples felt as Jesus told them he was going to his Father in heaven. But he left something for them, something far better than the typical inheritance we might think about when someone is passing away. he promises them the inheritance of the Helper. He will be what they need and more than what they expect. He will love them, leave them, guide them, teach them. he will glorify Jesus and will convict the world. How will you respond to the work of the Helper in your life?
John - That You May Believe
Sun, May 06, 2018
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1 hr 2 mins 49 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - “Life is filled with choices and every choice has consequences. In grammar school, a student who befriends an unpopular boy or girl will lose friends and be made fun of. In high school, a student who refuses to give up his or her virginity will lose dates and be laughed at. In the workplace, if you live a life of integrity you’ll be passed over for a promotion. In the senior years, if you invest your time and money in the church you’ll miss out on various memories and material possessions. In the political realm, if you’re vocal about your favorite candidate, there will be those who disagree with you. In the spiritual realm, if you follow Jesus Christ, you will be hated. That’s right: HATED! Whether you like it or not, the Bible is clear that Christians will be hated and rejected by the world.” - Keith Krell
John - That You May Believe
Sun, Apr 15, 2018
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55 mins 27 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - Today, if your heart is troubled and you’re feeling confused, concerned, and overwhelmed, you’re in good company. In John 14, Jesus’ disciples felt the very same way. At the ripe young age of thirty-three, their Lord was leaving them. The disciples were not expecting this. They were counting on Jesus being around for a very long time. They were anticipating Jesus to set them free from Roman oppression, and they were preparing to rule and reign with Him. Now it finally begins to dawn on them that Jesus is going to die, and their hearts are heavy and deeply troubled. Fortunately, Jesus addresses His disciples’ heart trouble with some heart-to-heart words. He says to them and to us: “Believing leads to seeing.” (Keith Krell)
John - That You May Believe
Sun, Apr 08, 2018
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55 mins 23 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - The atmosphere in the large upper room was tense, unhappy, and uncertain. The evening had gone badly from the start. The disciples had gathered with Jesus, looked around for the traditional servant to wash their feet, but seeing none they stretched out on their pallets around the low table. Without saying a word, they waited for someone else to serve, someone else to love. That’s when Jesus stood up and washed their feet. How humiliating; teachers shouldn’t do things like that. But Jesus loved them, and would continue doing so right up until the end. But the end was closer than any of the disciples realized, so Jesus lovingly tried to prepare them for what was about to take place. Betrayal, denial and death on a cross were right around the corner. And Jesus wanted his disciples to understand this cross and the impact it would have on their lives. May we learn these lessons of the cross as we examine John 13:18-38 this morning.
Easter at Gospel Grace
Sun, Apr 01, 2018
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56 mins 33 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - To the unbelieving world, riddled with skepticism, anti-supernaturalism, rationalism, mysticism, and the hopeless despair each produces, the Christian offers the only message of hope. It is found in the resurrection. There is a God, who is both the creator of the universe and its sovereign ruler. Not only does he exist, but he is knowable and has revealed himself in his inspired and incarnate Word. Jesus came and lived a perfect life, he died a substitutionary death, and was raised again on the third day. This Easter, may we turn from the emptiness of idolatry and embrace new life found in the living and loving Savior, Jesus.
Easter at Gospel Grace
Fri, Mar 30, 2018
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23 mins 41 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman
John - That You May Believe
Sun, Mar 18, 2018
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48 mins 39 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - From the beginning of the signs that Christ performed, he was displaying his glory (John 2:11). He was revealing the Father through his words and works yet he received no general credence. This reluctance to come to the light was shown by the very people who had been prepared over the centuries for the coming of the light. So, what happened? Did Jesus fail in his mission to the world? In the closing of John 12, the apostle takes time to answer that question. In spite of way Jesus was rejected, John highlights his radiance and presents one final public call for people to be redeemed. 79npx9uq
John - That You May Believe
Sun, Mar 11, 2018
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56 mins 37 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - John 12:20-36 is unique among the Gospels. The narrative describes a group of Greeks coming to celebrate Passover and they request an audience with Jesus. They want to “see” him. But when the disciples inquire about the potential interview, Christ does not appear to directly address the request. He begins to talk about how his “hour has come.” What does that mean? The hour has come for what? Jesus goes on to describe his death on the cross. Upon closer inspection, the discourse does concern the Greeks. If the Gentiles were ever going to truly “see” Jesus, then he needed to be crucified and glorified. Jesus’ death was necessary before the full-fledged Gentile mission could begin. And so, when Jesus speaks of “the hour” or “the time” he is introducing a major event in the redemptive history of mankind – namely, the cross. May the Lord teach us of his sacrifice, death, and glory this morning as we reflect on his crucifixion.
John - That You May Believe
Sun, Feb 25, 2018
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49 mins 26 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - Jesus is worthy enough to be extravagantly anointed as king on a throne but loving enough to be prepared for death on a cross. Christian discipleship involves humble service to the King, valuing all things and activities by their ability to express honor to Christ. In John 12 we see some of the key elements in a relationship with Jesus – serving, loving, following, and honoring him. May the Lord teach us to be rightly related to him.
John - That You May Believe
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
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52 mins 32 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - As tensions rise in Jerusalem, Jesus becomes a dividing line. His person and works disrupt the status quo such that people must choose to receive him or reject him. The religious leaders feel threatened by this miracle worker, so they seek to make Jesus a scapegoat and have him killed before Rome abolishes their privilege and freedom. They thought that getting rid of Jesus would stabilize Judaism and destroy Christianity, but in the end, it accomplished the exact opposite. The death of Jesus unified his followers and formed a new community known as the church. Jewish nationalism backfired and Rome eventually destroyed the temple and overran Jerusalem. Here in John 11, we encounter a turning point, one that highlights the ultimate significance of Jesus’ death.